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TEXT user controls??? (running ATC on RS-232)
« on: August 09, 2018, 04:21:56 AM »
I already asked this with no answer.
I built ATC which works on its own, communicating with MACH3 by serial comm only, not hardware.
I made it send back text strings with every action or error.
I wrote it all inside M6Start and it works great, BUT...
1. The only place I can direct text to is 'message'. I didn't find anything else.
2. If I run the macro by itself, all my text IS SHOWING on the message line (see pic MYMESSAGE). HOWEVER, MACH runs the macro the 'message' show constantly "Press CycleStart after Tool Change".

a) Why?
b) Can I get ANOTHER label or text control so I can show my messages there?

Otherwise the ATC works well. MACH3 is config on "Stop Spindle and Press Cycle Start" but I added DoButtonOEM(1000) and it does the job.

Thanks.

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Re: TEXT user controls??? (running ATC on RS-232)
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 08:17:40 PM »
You should be using (x)  Auto tool changer in config.